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Contaminated Water Is a Major Cause of Death in Kenya, Report Says

August 27, 2009

More people in Kenya die as a result of contaminated water than malaria and HIV/AIDS combined -- according to a report, which was discussed at an international workshop in Nairobi, Kenya -- the Daily Nation reports. The report said that 5,000 children younger than age five die everyday in Africa due to dirty water. In addition, "only 49 percent of Kenya's rural areas had sustainable access to improved drinking water while 85 percent in the urban areas has access to improved drinking water sources," according to the Daily Nation (8/26).

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